When a man calls you a slut, the only response you can give is “well, I know youre one of us, but we have to call you a whore”
DDF Training, which trains trainees on how to make and sell sex, has received an unprecedented $1 million investment from the Government.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT)-based company, which employs more than 200 trainees a year in its four training centres in the ACT, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, said the new funding would help expand its operations and deliver on its “long-term vision”.
DDF Training has partnered with the Government to provide training to its trainees in the areas of: sexual harassment and assault; bullying; the exploitation of vulnerable children; domestic violence; and child abuse.
The new investment follows the announcement of $400 million in funding for DDF’s adult services program last year.
“We are extremely excited to partner with the ACT Government to invest in the adult services sector,” DDF CEO Tim Tappin said.
He said the funding would enable the company to expand its workforce and make more trained staff available to train their students.
In the ACT alone, there are about 4,500 sex workers and sex workers’ organisations, with more than 1,000 sex workers in training.
Ddf is also looking at expanding its training programs to train students in sex work, to assist with education and training.
“We need to train the next generation of young people who will be the next frontline workers in our community,” Tappanin said, adding that DDF would also continue to train trainees to provide health services and support for clients.
“Our aim is to train every one of our trainees by 2020.”
The new funding will see DDF training centre training continue until 2021, with additional training in the workplace.
“Training in the workforce will be important for the future growth of the industry,” TAPPIN said.
“At DDF, we value the skill and knowledge of our staff.
We are committed to providing our trainee workforce with the best possible training and supporting services so that they can be at the forefront of the workforce in the future.”
In February, the Federal Government announced a $3 million grant for DTF to train young people to become sex workers, with the aim of increasing sex work awareness and education.
Under the funding, DDF has also invested $1.8 million to improve training in sex industry issues and training for workers.
“The Government will provide the training that is required to enable our workforce to better prepare for the work they do, and to help them to stay connected to each other,” TAPIN said in a statement.
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